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Okay then. So unfortunately I can’t give you any answers as to what’s causing this pain in her tummy at the moment. It’s all pretty vague, her symptoms… My suggestion would be that we pop you back to the hospital. Really?! It’s just that they are able to do a few more checks which we aren’t able to do here. So we can’t give you any answers unfortunately. I’ve got to go to hospital again?! Yeah - I think it would be the best bet. We can get you to the ambulance and we can get you some more painkillers and then we can pop you up, if that’s okay. Okay. Do you want any shoes on? No. No, okay.
The ambulance is just up there so we’ll have a walk up, okay? Alright.
Come on then.

So the decision has been made to take Chloe into hospital for further examination and possible tests. Would you have done the same thing?

Mum, Rachael, called 999 for an ambulance. Now that the decision to take Chloe into hospital has been made, she seems annoyed. What do you think she was expecting to happen when she called for assistance?

Have a think about what you have just seen and share your thoughts.

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